eroadies | 1 Oct 01:21 2002
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From DemoMobile 2002

The most interesting piece of technology at the Demo show had little to do
with wireless or even networking. Pen & Internet announced it is unveiling the
third generation of handwriting recognition. Basically it blows the socks off
of Microsoft's Tablet PC recognizer, even though Microsoft's technology isn't
half bad. It shouldn't be since developers of Pen & Internet's
(www.penandinternet.com) ANR (Advanced Notes Recognition) are the same ones
who originally created the Microsoft technology, as well as the recognizer in
the Apple Newton. 

Check out the bios of some of the executive officers on the website for the
Newton connections....

Larry Chan
Pasadena CA

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Paul Guyot | 1 Oct 01:27 2002
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Re: -10600 error on ATA device


Dear Ashley,

>I transferred my big programs and Newton books over. Then,
>upon turning the thing on, i get a -10600 error while accessing the
>Extras drawer. It's the memory card as all is fine when it's not
>inserted. Interestingly, all of the To Dos and such that are on the
>card appear normally, it's just packages and folders (creating a new
>folder in MoreInfo results in a -10600 as well.)

This is why RC1 isn't 1.0. There is apparently a bug that I missed 
with my tests in the transactional persistent store engine. The only 
way to avoid this error is to reformat the store.
I'll look at that when I'll be back. Right now I really need to sleep 
since I wake up in 4 hours to catch my train.

BTW, the bug with the eMate seemed to come back. I'll look into that 
as well next week-end.

Regards,

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James Elliott | 1 Oct 01:41 2002

Re: [ANN] Newtons Around The World Gallery Launched


I was at the US GP yesterday, but I didn't have a camera on me.  I 
could have gotten some really nice shots with the cars in the 
background.  Did anybody think to do it?

-James

>Hey John, you'll be pleased to note that I did post one picture this
>evening. No, there isn't any snow in the shot - it's indoors. However, it
>actually did snow in Calgary last night... and we haven't even had a
>killing frost yet.
>
>     http://www.newted.org/gallery/natw/0031.html
>
>g.

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Laurent Daudelin | 1 Oct 03:43 2002
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Re: Newton Toolkit Manual


on 28/09/02 10:58, Andrew Roland at thebest_angler <at> hotmail.com wrote:

> I've been messing around with NewtonScript and the Newton Toolkit, but the
> manual for the toolkit is in a weird format, and none of the apps that I've
> tried work... I'm using a mac, if that helps.

If you're talking about the "Newton Toolkit User's Guide", then it's in the
Apple DocViewer format. You should be able to find DocViewer on the Apple's
web site. AFAIK, all other documentation is in pdf format.

-Laurent.
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farming n.: [Adelaide University, Australia] What the heads of a disk drive
are said to do when they plow little furrows in the magnetic media.
Associated with a crash. Typically used as follows: "Oh no, the machine has
just crashed; I hope the hard drive hasn't gone farming again." No longer
common; modern drives automatically park their heads in a safe zone on
power-down, so it takes a real mechanical problem to induce this.

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Laurent Daudelin | 1 Oct 03:44 2002
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Re: Exporting from Notion


on 30/09/02 18:30, Jeremy Bond Shepherd at jbond <at> jameswhale.com wrote:

> Are there any Notion users on the list?
> 
> I haven't figured out a way to export Sticky Notes from Notion. I can
> e-mail, X-Port, or Quickport lists off the Newton (or use the Notion
> Connect application), but only the list data gets transferred, no the
> Sticky Notes. Has anyone figured out how to do this?

I'm a Notion user but I have to admit that I've never tried to export the
sticky notes, sorry...

-Laurent.
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fandango on core n.: [Unix/C hackers, from the Iberian dance] In C, a wild
pointer that runs out of bounds, causing a core dump, or corrupts the
malloc(3) arena in such a way as to cause mysterious failures later on, is
sometimes said to have `done a fandango on core'. On low-end personal
machines without an MMU (or Windows boxes, which have an MMU but use it
incompetently), this can corrupt the OS itself, causing massive lossage.
Other frenetic dances such as the cha-cha or the watusi, may be substituted.
See aliasing bug, precedence lossage, smash the stack, memory leak, memory
smash, overrun screw, core. 

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Rgdtad | 1 Oct 04:26 2002
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NewtonWorks stationary

Is there any public info on coding a NewtonWorks stationary file?  I can't 
seem to find any, and that would be the most logical format for a project 
that I am working on.  

Please reply by direct E-mail to rgdtad <at> aol.com.  

Dylan Stewart    AC5ZH

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Tom McDougal | 1 Oct 04:49 2002

Re: Export Address to Tab-Delimited Database?


On Monday, September 30, 2002, at 01:15 , Chris Chapman wrote:

> 1. Get a copy of palm desktop for the mac.
> 2. Open up NCU and export your addresses to claris organizer format 
> (which
> happens to be compatible with palm desktop)
> 3. Open the file with Palm Desktop and export them as a vcard file
> 4. drop the vcard file onto the ipod in the <contacts> directory
> 5. Import the vcard file in to the address application

I was all psyched about this until I tried it... NCU choked when it 
tried to save the data:
   "Unable to access file. Verify that
   the file is closed, you have enough
  disk space, and that the device is
  not locked."

Huh? The file is a new file, I have lots of disk space, and the device 
(disk?) is not locked.

This is OS X 10.1.5, connecting to Newton via EtherTalk.

If anyone can shed light on this error I would of course be grateful. 
Thanks!

-Tom McDougal
tmcdougal <at> newted.org

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Laurent Daudelin | 1 Oct 04:53 2002
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Re: NewtonWorks stationary


on 30/09/02 22:26, Rgdtad <at> aol.com at Rgdtad <at> aol.com wrote:

> Is there any public info on coding a NewtonWorks stationary file?  I can't
> seem to find any, and that would be the most logical format for a project
> that I am working on.

Check the pdf document "NOS 2.1 Engineering Documents". It should answer
most of your questions.

-Laurent.
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field servoid [play on `android'] /fee'ld ser'voyd/ n.: Representative of a
field service organization (see field circus). This has many of the
implications of droid.

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Matthew Boulanger | 1 Oct 05:06 2002
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Re: ebase sync


> Has anybody gotten the connection program to work on their Mac? I try to
> launch the eBase connection utility and get the error: "The Ebase Connection
> utility cannot continue because the AppleTalk Phase 2 System Software is not
> installed."

I've gotten it to work, though it gives me fits at times refusing to
connect.  Try unchecking the 'Appletalk' checkbox in the connection screen,
make sure your serial port is correctly chosen, tell the desktop machine to
connect first, wait a  few seconds, then try to connect your newt.  That
seems to work about 90% of the time for me.

-mb

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Dave Bonhoff | 1 Oct 05:18 2002
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Emate adventures


Hi all!

On the spur of the moment, I bid on an eMate. $51 US later, I was the lucky winner of an eMate with no
accessories, sold "as =ECs". Yup, you know what comes next. I recieve it, plug in my MP2000 power adapter
and the screen stays blank even though it chimes when I press the power button. Did l mention that the screen
was really floppy? Why did I place that bid? Why?

Well, I had nothing to loose, so I grabbed some tools and tore into my silly purchase. It didn't take long to
find the problem. Both hinges had popped their tension springs, and the ribbon cable was punctured. Some
testing with a meter showed 3 dead traces. How could this be fixed? Soldering is out of the question, I
needed something that could be applied cold and would remain flexable while conducting low voltage
signals... Yeah, right!

Well, some quick web searching found pens which dispensed a Latex based silver compound with 0.2 =1A=95mil
resistivity which are normally used for prototyping circuit boards. 2 phone calls the next morning found
an electronics supply store with 1 on the shelf. $18 CDN and 2 hrs later I was back at it. Magnifying glass,
light, tape, sharp knife, dental picks, coffee and a steady hand had me gloping this expensive silver goo
all over! After getting rather frustratcd, I walked away and didn't look back. Wcll, not till thc next day anyway.

I came to the conclusion that the silver compound needed to be thinned out. Back online to check the MSDS
information to get a clue of what chemicals to use. Then canvass the neighbours to see if anyone had what I
needed. After 2 hours of social scavenging I was back to work. After many attempts I was able to bridge the
broken traces without shorting to the other traces. Yup. I got it fixed! I left it for a day to make sure it was
fully set. I also applied a 20mil tape to either side of the ribbon to protect it. How long will it last? I
don't know. Hopefully until Mr. PCBman has his replacements available.

Now I'm looking for another 9W Power supply, some eMate styli, screen protectors, the internal memory
upgrade, and educational software and games suitable for an advanced 5 year old boy. Any and all
suggestions welcome!
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